By LEE WEI LIN
BROUGHT TO YOU BY 8 DAYS
This is definitely not how you should be sliding into someone’s DMs.
It’s not uncommon these days to have complete strangers slide into your DMs, but what should you do when they start sending you unsolicited lewd messages?
The latest celeb to come forward with her experience with thirsty fans is Julie Tan. Over the weekend, the actress shared a screenshot of her conversation with a stranger, who started off the conversation with a not-so-subtle “Can I lick your * everyday and born babies (sic)”. Julie then responded with “Who gave you the rights to talk to me like that. (sic).”
1 of 2Gross
Instead of backing off, the stranger went on to say that Julie was “too gorgeous for [him] and asked her if she could let us marry and born babies (sic)”. He later wrote in Chinese: “I didn’t mean it. Please forgive me. I live near Singapore and I enjoy visiting [your country]. I don’t even need to take a plane, and I can go [to Singapore] by car. You were a child actress, right?”
Julie didn’t respond and instead, posted a screen cap of the conversation on her IG Stories on June 13. “Here’s the dilemma,” she wrote. “Instead of understanding the discomfort it gives to women, it actually encourages him because he now has an ongoing conversation with me. But if I ignore him, he will continue to think that there are no consequences.”
2 of 2You go girl
She soon posted a screenshot of his profile, writing: Mothers how would you feel knowing your son wrote this. Fathers, would you be okay with someone sending this to your daughter? Would you be okay knowing this is how your friend or colleague spends their free time?
When contacted by 8days.sg, Julie declined to comment on her post.
For those who think that this is a good idea, here’s a tip: just because the internet provides a cloak of anonymity, doesn’t mean you’ll be able to get away with harassment of any sort online.
Under the Protection From Harassment Act, intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress is a crime and those found guilty can be subjected to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.